Street mahjong, Beijing Houhai area ©Ingrid Booz Morejohn
Listen up fellow Chengdoodlians! The perils of playing too much mahjong are ever present and perilous!
Updated: 2009-02-13 09:21
A 50-year-old mahjong fan suffered facial paralysis after he played the game all night in Shenzhen special economic zone.
The man, surnamed Yang, rushed to Shenzhen hospital of traditional Chinese medicines for help after his face started to swell and he had convulsions.
He said the symptoms began when he walked out of the house and into the wind following an entire night playing mahjong in the Bao'an district.
Tao Jiaping, a senior doctor from the hospital, said Yang will need acupuncture treatment for at least three weeks.
(Southern Metropolis Daily)